When selecting gate hinges, two popular materials often considered are iron and heavy-duty stainless steel. Both of them have their merits in many applications, stainless steel hinges offer superior benefits. While iron gate hinges, or iron gate door closers, have their place in traditional applications, heavy-duty stainless steel hinges offer superior benefits in terms of durability, aesthetic appeal, weather resistance, and maintenance ease.

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Overview of Iron Gate Hinges

Iron is known for its robustness, making it suitable for heavy gates. This hinge type is the top traditional choice for many years with ideal strength and reliability. However, it is prone to corrosion, especially in harsh weather conditions or coastal areas. The aesthetic appeal of iron hinges can also diminish over time as they are susceptible to rust unless regularly maintained.

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Outstanding Stainless Steel Features

Turning to heavy-duty stainless steel gate hinges, their key features include an adjustable closing speed, enabled by a heavy-duty, spring-loaded design tailored to gate size and mass. The hinges boast exceptional durability and longevity, thanks to a top-located protection cap that shields the mechanism from environmental elements. Built to withstand all weather conditions, from harsh environments to extreme temperatures, these hinges are a testament to all-weather resilience.

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Many Years of Seaside Test

A three-year field test demonstrated the resilience of Waterson’s heavy duty stainless steel hinges in a harsh seaside environment. As the result, minimal surface staining maintain perfect function without the need for added lubrication or readjustment. This feature underlines Waterson hinges’ reliability, aesthetic appeal, and ease of maintenance​​.

Waterson Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Gate Hinges

Waterson Hinges combine an overhead closer and hinge into one attractive component with optional hold-open and door stop features. These hinges are ideal for commercial openings, gates, and glass doors. The closer hinges are easily installed and adjusted to comply with ADA & ICC A117.1 requirements for opening force and to assure quiet, secure closing. Made with stainless steel, Waterson closer hinges meet NFPA 80, are UL 3-hour fire-rated, and are suitable for interior and all-weather exterior openings. See all our features.

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Please note that Waterson Closer Hinges start from a size of 4″x4″. If you’re in need of smaller self-closing hinges, we’d recommend checking out some other resources! Also, we only provide single acting closer hinges. Thank you.

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